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- Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Uncle John?s all-new 8th edition is packed with everything that Bathroom Reader fans have come to expect from this stellar series--short, medium, and long articles covering a whole host of topics--everything from dumb crooks to funny quotes to forgotten history. Read about . . . - Ice cream origins - Olympic cheaters - Celebrity mummies - The first... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00
Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95
Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?, an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22
This interpretive dictionary introduces the critical and theoretical world of distinguished literary and cultural critic Edward W. Said through the crucial terms and concepts central to his work. Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other key theorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson Describes the crucial terms and concepts... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95
In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkiens Middle Earth, or Stevensons Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation,... more...
- De Gruyter 2001; US$ 77.00
Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 109.99
The Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99
Are you a cricket fan? Do you eagerly await the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia? Are you an expert on all the facts and figures relating to the Ashes? If so, you are certain to want to have a go at answering the 250 challenging questions in The Ashes Quiz Book. In 1993, which England captain resigned after four Tests, when... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...